Agencies and Standards Groups

Some of the agencies and standards groups related to WLANs are as follows:

■ Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers ( Creates and maintains operational standards.

■ European Telecommunications Standards Institute ( Chartered to produce common standards in Europe.

■ Wi-Fi Alliance ( Promotes and tests for WLAN interoperability.

■ WLAN Association ( Educates and raises consumer awareness about WLANs.

■ FCC ( Regulates United States interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.

■ Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (http:// Regulates Canada's broadcasting and telecommunications systems.

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